7 Important Bible Verses on Faith With Commentary

Hebrews 11 1

Why is faith important to the believer?  What are some of the most important verses in the Bible on faith?  What is your favorite Bible verse about faith?A Definition of Faith I love the biblical definition of faith from Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  There are some key words here in this verse.  First of all, faith is not blind.  It does not tell us to take a leap in the dark.  Faith is assurance.  It is a know-so and not j … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Predicting The Future?

2 Peter 1 21

Does the Bible condemn predicting the future?  Since God predicts the future why can we?  Why is this a detestable thing to God?Prophecies Bible prophecies are a prediction of the future but the difference is that they have already come to pass or those yet in the future will certainly occur.  You could say that prophecies are events that are poured into the mold of history that cannot be broken.  God has power to bring about what He prophecies.  Isaiah speaks the words of God as He says, “I … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Divorce?

What Does The Bible Say About Divorce

Is the Bible clear on grounds for divorce?  Does the Old Testament and the New Testament agree on grounds for divorce?Divorce in the Old Testament Deuteronomy 24:1-4 says“When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house,  and if she goes and becomes another man's wife,  and the latt … [Read more...]

Why Is Pride A Sin in the Bible?

James 4 6

What are the reasons that pride is sinful?  What is it about pride that God hates?God is at War with the Proud James 4:6 says that “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  The Greek word for opposes or some translations say resist is literally “to range in battle against” and humble is “those of low degree”, or literally “not rising far from the ground” so this Bible verse should actually read that God is in battle with or at war with the proud but gives grace or favor to the … [Read more...]

What is the Purpose Behind the Gospel of Mark? – A Bible Study


Why did Mark write the gospel bearing his own name?  What audience was he writing to?  What was the purpose for the gospel of Mark?Who was Mark? Mark is really John Mark as John is his Jewish name while Mark was his Latin name. Mark was a very young man, perhaps even a teenager, when he began to follow Christ.  Peter is believed to have been his mentor after Christ ascended into heaven.  Mark was also known as John Mark and sometimes referred to as John Marcus and was apparently the nephew o … [Read more...]

Does The Bible Say Russia Will Be Involved in End Times Events?


Is Russia’s “land grab” part of a prophecy in the Bible?  Is Russia going to be a major player in end-times prophecy?Who is Magog in the Bible? Magog was a grandson of Noah so this name has been around for a very long time. He and his descendants migrated north toward northern Asia and southeast Europe.  Magog is also mentioned in Revelation 20:7-9 when“the thousand years (of the millennium) are ended, Satan will be released from his prison  and will come out to deceive the nations tha … [Read more...]